Call For Entry: Window Wonderland
A Holiday Arts Exhibit in Harbor East
Application Deadline: Friday, September 19, 2014


On behalf of Harbor East Management Group, Maryland Art Place (MAP) is pleased to announce an open ‘Call to Artists’ for the third annual “Window Wonderland” project, a storefront, holiday initiative within the Harbor East corridor. Collectively, MAP & Harbor East are seeking unique, holiday presentations/installations to be placed in a variety of retail locations. Storefront installations will be on view from Friday, November 14, 2014 – Friday, January 2, 2015, with a formal unveiling scheduled for Wednesday, November 19, 2014.

This year thirteen retail locations are participating in this public art project. Individual artists or artist collectives interested in applying should review the Directory of Participating Retailers attached to the application below for window locations; selecting their top 3 choices as part of their proposal. Artists will be expected to work with their partner retailer and should consider day and nighttime visibility when proposing an installation. Tours of participating retail locations will take place Wednesday, August 20 @ 6pm and Saturday, September 6 @ 11am. Applicants should meet outside the Whole Foods Market entrance on the corner of Fleet and S. Exeter Streets.

Selected artists will receive a $500 honorarium from Harbor East and must submit a budget along with their proposal, outlining the expense of their project. During the unveiling on Wednesday, November 19 a small jury consisting of Cara Ober, Artist and Founder/Owner of BMoreArt, Priya Bhayana, Director Bromo Arts District, and Jessica Bizik, Editor in Chief Baltimore Style Magazine will announce a “Best in Show” window installation. The winning artist or artist collective will receive a $1,000 cash prize from Harbor East.

To apply, please follow the application guidelines and complete the application form which can be downloaded HERE. Artists working in all media are welcome to submit an application. If you are working in a group, please use a primary point of contact within your team, collective or group for the application.


Friday, September 19 – Deadline for Artist Submissions
*HARBOR EAST ARTIST TOURS: Wed., August 20 @ 6pm and Sat., September 6 @ 11am
Week of October 6 – Artists Notified of Selection
October 13 – November 14 – Installation period at Harbor East
Friday, November 14 – Final Day Installations up and running
Wednesday, November 19 – Formal Unveiling & “Best in Show” Window Announced

*Please note window displays should remain up for the holiday season and removed after January 3.

Situated on a 12 square blocks stretching along Baltimore’s waterfront, Harbor East is a vibrant neighborhood that has revitalized a once blighted urban space and created a new regional address. Harbor East is located at President and Aliceanna Streets, just East of the Inner Harbor and is home to nearly 50 inspired establishments for shopping, dining and lifestyle.

For more information on the Window Wonderland Storefront Initiative please contact MAP’s Visual Artist Registry Coordinator & Program Assistant, Paul Shortt at or 410.962.8565

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